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  • 1001 Songsby

    Octopus 2011; Not Available

    What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and Black Betty? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? The rich history of popular music is built on a foundation of classic songs. From Tin Pan Alley to the Brill Building, Bob Dylan to Kurt Cobain, and... more...

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Artsby Terence A. Lancashire

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 124.95

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits, or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of Buddhist teachings. Terence Lancashire provides a valuable... more...

  • Nina Simoneby Kerry Acker

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 36.00

    - Explores the contributions of women in the science and arts, whose paths allowed them to break gender barriers. - Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia. - Presents inspiring portraits of achievement. more...

  • The Girls' Guide to Elvisby Kim Adelman

    Crown/Archetype 2002; US$ 12.95

    really want to know about the man who continues to leave generations of females ?All Shook Up.? ?It?s just like being in junior high again. This book offers the scoop on Elvis?s way with women?the wives, the girlfriends, the screaming fans?and leaves plenty of room for ever important hair and wardrobe discussions...[and] films and concert highlights... more...

  • New Waveby King Adkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    New Wave: Image is Everythin g traces the evolution of the often neglected pop music genre, new wave. Using artists from Elvis Costello to Cyndi Lauper as illustrations, the book argues that new wave was among the first flowerings of postmodern theory in popular culture. more...

  • Sound Commitmentsby Robert Adlington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 22.99

    List of contributors. Introduction: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties. 1. Avant-garde-Some Introductory Notes on the Politics of a Label. 2. "Demolish Serious Culture!": Henry Flynt and Workers World Party. 3. Forms of Opposition at the 'Politiek-Demonstratief Experimenteel' Concert. 4. Aesthetic Theories and Revolutionary Practice:... more...

  • Representing African Musicby Kofi Agawu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term "African music" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning, but African music signifies differently to different... more...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...

  • Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billyby Will Alan; Alan Licht; Will Oldham; Licht Oldham

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    "W - Sweeney called me and said that Johnny Cash just recorded ' I See A Darkness.' We had a Bowery Ballroom show a week or two later, and he invited Rick Rubin to come to the show; he came to the show . . . and asked if I wanted to play piano on the song. A - Which you agreed to do despite not knowing how to play piano. W - Yes . . . A man who... more...

  • Vocal Rescueby Lois Alba

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 72.95

    "Lois Alba is a master teacher, ...I have never seen a vocal instructor who got such remarkable results in such a short time." - Irene Dalis, General Director, Opera San Jose Achieving a successful singing career, especially in opera, can seem almost impossible to many singers because of fear of high notes, lack of projection, and confusion on... more...